20 Inspiring Minimalist Web Designs

By / Jan 9, 2012 / Inspiration

Minimal websites can be a pretty polemic issue, especially when we stop to think how minimal should a minimal site be? Some people think that a good minimal website is that which has few design elements as possible. While others believe that the number of elements is not the key, but rather the way they are putted together. There is also some that don’t consider colorful sites as examples of minimalism because they believe that colors distract the viewer and take away the minimalist effect – the old cliche, less is more. Whatever side you are on, today you can check some examples of what we believe are inspiring minimalist websites. Sites with a clean and nice layout, where content takes over and makes clear for users what the site is all about.

10 Years in Type

Clean and Minimal

Lisi Design

Clean and Minimal

styiens

Clean and Minimal

Soup.

Clean and Minimal

appex

Clean and Minimal

JC Photography

Clean and Minimal

Beckin

Clean and Minimal

Hanzell

Clean and Minimal

Nicola Potts

Clean and Minimal

Landor

Clean and Minimal

Dave Gamache

Clean and Minimal

Cantiere Delle Marche

Clean and Minimal

Adam Elmakias

Clean and Minimal

Trent Walton

Clean and Minimal

Percival

Clean and Minimal

Last Bottle

Clean and Minimal

Alexander Munk

Clean and Minimal

Field Notes Ian Coyle

Clean and Minimal

dwd.co

Clean and Minimal

Gifted Co

Clean and Minimal

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About the Author

Gisele Muller loves communication, technology, web, design, movies, gastronomy and creativity. Web writer, portuguese/english translator and co founder of @refilmagem & @mentaway Twitter: @gismullr

  • http://www.pragmaticdesign.co.uk Web Design Wolverhampton

    Nice collection. It can be difficult to make a minimalist website without it looking “bare”. I think all of the sites shown here manage it well.

  • http://www.paulund.co.uk Paul

    Some great designs here. Love the minimalist web designs

  • http://www.webdesign.org Julia Agnes

    Minimalist sites load faster, take fewer server resources, and are often faster to develop than more graphically complicated designs
    The key to a beautiful minimalist site is a solid and structured layout, as well as focus on stylish and well designed typography.

  • http://www.varusoft.com AdrianMaftei

    I like the minimalism stuff.

  • http://www.aledesign.it aledesign.it

    “10 years in tape” and “Appex” are my preferite…I like so much this light design..clean and perfect. Thanks for inspiring my next works!

    • http://appex.no Fremmers

      Thanks aledesign.it for appreciating our work!

  • http://www.equotemd.com Michael

    Gisele, you always seem to put together some of the best inspirational posts for design. I’m not sure how much time and searching you put into some of these, but I always enjoy glancing through.

  • http://covodesign.co.uk Jakub

    Great stuff. I wish to have client that can understand that sometimes “less is more”. :)

  • http://www.seanhurley.com Sean Hurley

    Wow, I have not seen these before. Great collection!

  • http://designbuddy.com DesignBuddy (logo design)

    Nice collection Gisele. I’m personally too impatient to try to navigate an overly busy or cluttered website. It’s nice to see more people moving towards a more simple/minimalist style.

  • http://yeshdesigns.com web designs

    nice work i like it……..

  • http://www.webdesignerillinois.com Central Illinois Web Designer

    I have always felt that less is more when it comes to web design. Colors and fonts that are not going to send a user racing for the back button and ease of use are the most important factors to a quality site.

  • http://www.webdesigngallery.org Web Design Gallery

    Thank you for this beautiful and inspiring collection of minimalist web designs.

  • http://famouslastwords.com.au Lachlan Digital Designer

    All are very nice, especially soup agency. It is great when you have a client that will let you remove things in a design until you are left with only what is needed.

  • http://www.orangeup.co.uk cardiff web design

    I read mush Web design Books I search new unique and Best Solutions.Thanks very help full.

  • Sebastian

    I’m sorry but this is really getting boring here. Those websites are great but I find them on any other web design related blog. I like your summary and your collections but I would love to see something new and unseen.

  • http://parisleaf.com Paris Leaf

    There’s nothing better than a great minimalist design that leaves a lasting impact! Here at Parisleaf, we’re an environmentally conscious group of individuals dedicated to creating stunning web and graphic design media that exceeds client expectations. We plant ten trees for every order. Our goal for 2012? Plant 25,000 trees! Check us out at http://www.parisleaf.com/ and let us know what you think. We love the content you post and we’ll keep checking back for updates!

  • http://www.webrextech.com/ http://www.webrextech.com/

    very good collection..behind these designs there is lot of hard work…..

    keep up the good work guys…

  • http://www.themasterseo.com Joy

    Thanks for great web designs… All designs are very professional…

    Thanks,

  • http://www.friendship-quotes.info Grim Cris

    I love minimalist designs. Leonardo da Vinci said that “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”, and I think this can be also used in web design.

  • http://www.sweetmag.my Website Design Malaysia

    great compilation! looking real good these designs 😀

  • http://twitter.com/peduarte Pedro Duarte

    Nice list. I personally am a big fan of minimalistic and powerful designs. I built my new personal site yesterday. Minimalistic and responsive, http://pedroduarte.me
    Thanks

  • http://www.soupagency.it Andrea

    Thanks a million! very proud of it! a lot of interesting and inspiring works :)))

  • http://www.stoffb.com Stoffb

    @Cris I so agree with you! Sometimes wish other people could understand that…

  • http://www.morganandme.net Morgan & Me Creative

    Really enjoyed this set, thanks Gisele!

  • http://judiyoung.com Judi

    I loved the use of typography in Nicola Potts – inspiring! Thanks for this list.

  • http://www.martinandme.com/ Martin

    Hi guys are you forgeting http://www.martinandme.com/ ?
    Pretty cool place 😛

  • http://www.tdpworkspace.org/ Carl Morrison

    Pretty nice collection! Well i wanna share a bit. A few years ago i saw this Chilean Website http://www.tdpworkspace.org/ clean and nice design and works,
    very inspiring portafolio too.

    Cheers.

  • DM

    Absolutely love minimalism!

  • http://www.mba-multimedia.com RLG

    A black and white long page … minimalism
    http://2012.mba-multimedia.com/
    very cool place
    thks

  • Angie Gratton

    Thanks for inspiring ideas for my web site and my clients. Love Webdesignledger!!

  • http://www.hyperdo.com/ Maria

    I would never classify “Landor” as a minimalist design. I mean, come on! It is cluttered and boxy.

  • http://www.webdesign-inspiration.com Webdesign inspiration

    Wow great selection! I will add some of them to my website 😉

  • http://www.leachcreative.com Andrew

    Great collection of sites. Although, I agree with Maria that I wouldn’t consider Landor a minimalist site design.

  • http://www.topcreativemag.com Top Creative Mag

    Nice post Giselle. I think minimalist design work’s better in this days. Users are tired of full pages with no elegance.
    Good Work!!

  • http://www.cakos.de cako

    Great examples of minimalistic webdesign !

  • http://www.geekandblogger.com Pavan Somu

    I love minimalism in website designs this is the reason all my personal websites have minimal design

  • http://www.webhostcart.com WHC

    Nice collection, I like the Becklin design it looks clean and elegant.

  • http://superbwebsitebuilders.com/ Howard Steele

    I enjoy your great, inspirational posts!
    Thanks for this minimalistic collection :)